Interior Design / July 28, 2018 / Nia Dozier.
Here are the items that you need to help organize your interior decorating ideas and to complete your internal decorating project file:
Even if you can’t stand how your room looks now, take some “before” pictures. Get all the angles and details. These will be helpful when you’re working on your plan or when you need to talk to a salesperson about your project. They’ll help remind you of details as you’re working.
As you proceed with your project, you’ll undoubtedly have schedules to keep. You can use your daily planner if you have one or keep one separate just for your decorating projects. Just be sure to have it with you!
Magazines are a great source of decorating inspiration. If you see a color you like, a fabric print that is just what you love, or an arrangement of accessories that would work in your space, tear the page out and keep it in your decorating file.
As you shop; you’ll want to collect samples of carpet, tiles, flooring, fabrics, and paint chips. The more you have in your Decorating File, the easier it will be to put your project together when you get home. Add more samples with every shopping trip. You may not be replacing everything in the room you’re decorating.
Have a handy list of phone numbers for your carpet man, plumber, painter, upholsterer, or contractor. Keep the list in your Decorating File for easy reference.
When you find the perfect paint chips, you might want to tape them together with fabrics you’ve chosen. You never know when you might find some small piece of information, color, or pattern that could get lost if put in the bottom of a tote. Have a few plain envelopes or zip-lock plastic bags in your Decorating File. If you’re looking at paint chips, block off shades that you don’t want, using a post-it note.
Once you’ve made all your choices, put together a color board. Paint the board in the color of your chosen wall paint or leave it white. You’ll find that it’s fun to put together an Interior Decorating Project File for your decorating projects. It’s a useful tool to keep you organized.
Now that you at least have some idea of where you want to be with your new decorating project, you may be worried about how you will afford what you need. Don’t worry! You can still have a celebrity room with an everyday budget.